The Border Watch : January 9th 2015
SpORT nEWS TIpS email@example.com CaLL MarIjan TOs On (08) 8723 3231 CRICKET – XXXX GOLD OnE Day Cup 37 Tyres, Mags, rePaIrs & aLL 4X4 aCCessOrIes sUPPLIeD & FITTeD All brAnds 660036 332 COMMerCIaL sT WesT www.mtwheels.com.au north and South clash again in One Day Cup Top cricket action at Malseed Park on Sunday REVOR A JACKSON firstname.lastname@example.org CaLL MarIjan TOs On (08) 8723 3231 CRICKET – XXXX GOLD OnE Day Cup 37 Tyres, Mags, rePaIrs & aLL 4X4 aCCessOrIes sUPPLIeD & FITTeD All brAnds 660036 332 COMMerCIaL sT WesT www.mtwheels.com.au north and South clash again in One Day Cup Top cricket action at Malseed Park on Sunday REVOR A JACKSON email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org THE grand final of the XXXX up is here and the scene is set for another epic battle on Sunday. Last season’s grand finalists – North Sportsmen’s and South Gambier – will again fight for the glory of the cup. Last season saw North hold on for the win with a last-ball wicket and if form is anything to go by, this grand final promises to be just as entertaining. North’s run THE knockout format this season saw North defeat East in the opening round in emphatic style. After winning the toss and choosing to bat, North went to work via the hand of Michael Johnston, who carried his bat for an impressive unbeaten 103, finding the boundary 13 times along the way. Jake Schutz was also impres- OLD HEAD: The experience of the likes of Michael Silvy could help North across the line on Sunday. sive at number three, reaching 45 before surrendering his wicket and a quick-fire 32 from Damian Kenny completed the picture. The 239 total was always going to be hard to reach and East could only manage a meagre 125, thanks to some solid bowling from Tim Young, who finished with an impressive 3/14 off eight overs. North then faced West in the semi-final round and again took a strong win. After being relegated to the field, North set about destroying the West batting line-up, and managed to bundle the side out for just 113. This time it was Kenny who did the damage, with four wickets for just 18 runs while Michael Johnston was also impressive, with figures of 3/16 off his eight overs. South’s run SOUTH’S march to the final was similarly comfortable, with a first-up win over Kalangadoo. But it was not all easy going, with South only able to face 33 overs before Kalangadoo had bundled the side out – but not before South had reached 169 runs. It was an impressive 70 from Matt Bowering that set the innings up, with a solid 43 in the middle order from Robert Drenthen. But with the ball in hand, South went to work, ripping through the Kalangadoo batting line-up, with little more than half the overs counted. BIG HITTER: Matt Bowering showed against Kalangadoo he can make runs. He will be required to do just that for South on Sunday. Nick Cruise was on fire, finishing with 5/11 off just 4.5 overs. It was a far more impressive effort against Mil Lel in the semi- FORM: North’s Jake Schutz has been in blistering form this season and could play a big role in the grand final on Sunday. final, with South reaching 215 runs off its allotted overs, losing just three wickets along the way. Half centuries from Jake Capewell (60) and Dewain Barrett (57) set up the victory, with Dillon O’Neil (37) and Patrick Glynn (41) also impressive. With the ball South managed seven different wicket-takers, dismissing Mil Lel well short of the total in the 34th over. The reality BOTH sides have the ability to perform with bat and ball and there is no real key to the game – any player in either line-up can step up to the plate when required. Should one team dismiss the other cheaply, it will be no guarantee of an easy run chase. It could well come down to nerves and who can hold catches or make run-outs. It could come down to experience, Which both sides have plenty of, or could simply come down to what calls the respective captains make. Either way it is one match not to miss this season. The game will get underway at 1pm at Malseed Park. The Border Watch, Friday, January 9, 2015 - 37 ON THE SPOT: A big five-wicket haul against Kalangadoo showed Nick Cruise is on fire for South and his experience and pace will be called upon Sunday.
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